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Smartphones Re-training the Brain

Re-training the brain, and the thumb: (via Reuters) Smartphone use changing our brain and thumb interaction, say researchers / http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/us-switzerland-smartphone-brains-idUSKBN0ML1DS20150325

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HAL 9000 Comes to HR

Who should we hire? Ask HAL! The HAL 9000 comes to HR: (NPR) Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice / http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/03/23/394827451/now-algorithms-are-deciding-whom-to-hire-based-on-voice

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Correlating the Data

Correlating the data: (via ZDNet) / Watch out Watson: Here comes Amazon Machine Learning / http://www.zdnet.com/article/watch-out-watson-here-comes-aws-machine-learning/

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Libraries in the Internet Age

A special thanks to Don Watkins (@Don_Watkins) for passing this video along. It echos something I've mentioned many times before. Libraries and librarians are the original information managers and, more importantly, the Internet didn't/doesn't make them obsolete. Rather the Internet has enhanced the library in being able to provide the comprehensive, effective and correlated information.

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High Price of Suffix Extortion

The cost of cyber-squating. To purchase those DNS names to protect your brand things can get very costly:



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